Enter a Livestock Competition!

Considering entering a competition at the Fair this year? The Ohio State Fair would like to invite you to enter one of our many livestock competitions: For those with access to livestock, the Fair offers many different showing opportunities for any breed or species including horses, dairy cattle, llamas, rabbits, sheep, swine, beef and dairy

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Reminder to Apply for Scholarship Competition

The deadline to enter the 2015 Ohio State Fair Scholarship Competition is June 15. Applications must be postmarked by that date. Individuals can also fill out the application online and send in supplemental materials no later than June 15. The scholarship program was established to recognize the outstanding youth of Ohio and to assist them

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Final Fair Concert Series Act Announced

“Girl Meets World” star Sabrina Carpenter will be joined by Columbus-area band Liberty Deep Down in the Ohio State Fair’s Hyundai Concert Series on Thursday, July 30 at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 6, are just $15 and include Fair admission when purchased in advance. Carpenter, 15, plays the rebellious Maya Hart

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Demolition underway at the Ohio Expo Center

Three buildings to be demolished to construct a new multipurpose exhibition hall Demolition of the DiSalle Center, Heritage Building and Adobe Center has started at the Ohio Expo Center to make way for construction on a nearly 100,000 square-foot multipurpose exhibition facility to open in 2016. The new, $23 million multipurpose exhibition facility will be

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Scholarship applications available now

The Ohio Expositions Commission is offering more than $25,000 in scholarships to outstanding Ohio youth in an effort to recognize their accomplishments within the junior fair and provide support for furthering their education at an accredited institution in in any undergraduate field of study. High school juniors, seniors and recent graduates are eligible to apply for

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Fair on national TV

Rodney Miller and Jann Carl of the original television show Small Town Big Deal spent two days visiting the Ohio State Fair in 2014. From checking out livestock shows, meeting members of the All-Ohio State Fair Band to learning about the fair’s longest running vendor, Schmidt’s, they learned that the Ohio State Fair is, in

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Concerts announced

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Youth artists honored

Ohio First Lady recognizes three Ohio State Fair youth artists in “Spotlight” program Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich heralded the talents of three Ohio youth artists at a special event held at the Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden on January 22. Jason Bai of Columbus, Yijun Kang of Upper Arlington, and Sarah Mitchell of

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Strickler in Hall of Fame

OHIO STATE FAIR GENERAL MANAGER INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME The Ohio State Fair’s longest-running general manager, Virgil Strickler, can now add another accolade to his vast list of accomplishments: Ohio Fairs Hall of Fame Inductee. At the Ohio Fair Managers Association (OFMA) Convention in January, Virgil was recognized alongside his peers in recognition of

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January Commission meetings to take place

  Meeting Notice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2015 JANUARY COMMISSION MEETING TO TAKE PLACE WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission WHAT: Commission meeting WHERE: Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Meeting Room WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 9 am Marketing / Public Relations / Entertainment / Rental Committee Thursday, January 22, 9:30 am Agriculture / Special Events Committee Thursday, January 22, 10

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Media Registration

2017 Media Information 2017 Media Guide Logos Photos B-roll video footage Resource Guide Map Credential registration – required for Fair access We welcome the chance to work with your station or publication. Registering for the Ohio State Fair is easy for members of the media: Complete the credential registration form at http://bit.ly/OSFMedia17 Email a list of

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Fair receives international recognition

The Ohio State Fair has received several awards of distinction for communications in the following categories from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, Mo.: 1st Place – Magazine Ad 1st Place – Overall Social Media Campaign 1st Place – Website 1st Place – Mobile Website 2nd Place – Newspaper Ad, Color 2nd Place – Mobile App 3rd Place – Commemorative Poster The purpose

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December Commission meeting to take place

WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission WHAT: Commission meeting WHERE: Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Meeting Room WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 9:30 am Administrative / Fiscal / Legislative Committee Thursday, December 4, 10:15 am Commission meeting The Ohio Expo Center is a year-round, multi-purpose convention and meeting facility. More than 3.1 million visitors attend the 175 events held at the Ohio

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Energy efficiency recognized

The Ohio Expo Center was recently recognized by American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio for completing its annual energy efficiency project. As a result of the project, the Ohio Expo Center has reduced energy use by 261,936 kilowatt hours last year alone, and has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 203.48 tons. That is equivalent to as

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Fair on national TV

Ohio State Fair to be featured on Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats on November 13 The Ohio State Fair will be featured on an upcoming episode of Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats. The episode will highlight multiple locations throughout the grounds during the 161st Fair, as well as how a few different delicious Fair food items are prepared. Tune-in

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New Arts Director named

The Ohio State Fair has announced that Sandy Libertini will serve as the Fair’s Arts Director, overseeing the Creative Arts, Fine Arts and Youth Arts programs. This new position will allow Libertini to use her creative marketing and organizational skills to promote, educate and encourage Ohioans to enter and showcase their original and inspired work

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Ag is Cool winners announced

“AGRICULTURE IS COOL” SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED Scholarships to be presented in school assemblies next week The Ohio Expositions Commission has announced that four fifth-grade students from across the state are the winners of the “Agriculture is Cool” scholarship competition. Representatives from the Ohio Expositions Commission, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio’s

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New Market Beef ID Protocols

2015 OHIO STATE FAIR TO REQUIRE DNA SUBMISSION AND ELECTRONIC IDENTIFICATION FOR ALL MARKET BEEF ANIMALS The Ohio State Fair Beef Department has adopted new protocols for identifying market beef animals beginning with the 2015 Fair, July 29 through August 9. These protocols include the use of an electronic identification (EID) ear tag that has a

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Best of Columbus Winner

Columbus parents have voted, and the Ohio State Fair is among the winners in Columbus Parent’s 2014 Best of Columbus contest.  The Ohio State Fair, selected as Best Seasonal Festival, is featured in Columbus Parent’s September 2014 issue, currently on newsstands. Thanks for naming us the Best Seasonal Festival in Columbus! 

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August Commission meeting to take place

Meeting Notice – Ohio Expositions Commission 717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2014     AUGUST COMMISSION MEETING TO TAKE PLACE      WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission   WHAT: Commission meeting   WHERE: Voinovich Livestock  Trade Center Meeting Room   WHEN:      

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